Present Moment Quotes

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Amit Ray
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Catherynne M. Valente
“Do not ruin today with mourning tomorrow.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Abraham Lincoln
“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”
Abraham Lincoln

Shannon L. Alder
“The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.”
Shannon L. Alder

Eckhart Tolle
“Don't look for peace. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender”
Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Amit Ray
“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”
Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath

“so here i sit. a sum of the parts. about a third way down this wonderful path, so to speak. and i've been thinking lately about a friendship that fell apart with time, with distance, and with the misunderstanding of youth. i'm trying not to confuse sadness with regret. not the easiest thing at times. i dont regret that certain things happened. i understand that perhaps i had a choice in the matter, or perhaps i believe in fate. probably not, but so far actions as small as the quickest glance to events as monumental as death have pushed me slowly along to right here, right now. there was no other way to get here. the meandering and erratic path was actually the straightest of lines. take away a handful of angry words, things once thought of as mistakes or regrets, and i'm suddenly a different person with a different history, a different future. that, i would regret. so here i sit. thinking about a person i once called my best friends. a man who might be full of sadness and regret, who might not give a damn, or who might, just might, remember the future and realize that's where its at.”
chris wright

Nicholas Sparks
“If it’s over, then don’t let the past screw up the rest of your life.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Bend in the Road

Victoria Moran
“It stands to reason that anyone who learns to live well will die well. The skills are the same: being present in the moment, and humble, and brave, and keeping a sense of humor. (361)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

“The magic of the present moment that is warily stored in the granary of our memory may pop up at any time and usher us along the winding paths of our life, and light up the dead points in the dim curves of our journey.
("Voices of the sea") –”
Erik Pevernagie

Vanna Bonta
“There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.”
Vanna Bonta, Shades Of The World

Douglas Coupland
“Chronocanine Envy:
Sadness experienced when one realized that, unlike one's dog, one cannot live only in the present tense. As Kierkegaard said, "Life must be lived forward.”
Douglas Coupland

Marianne Williamson
“From a mind filled with infinite love comes the power to create infinite possibilities. We have the power to think in ways that reflect and attract all the love in the world. Such thinking is called enlightenment. Enlightenment is not a process we work toward, but a choice available to us in any instant.”
Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles

Idries Shah
“Banality is like boredom: bored people are boring people, people who think that things are banal are themselves banal.
Interesting people can find something interesting in all things.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Stephen Levine
“Clearly, all fear has an element of resistance and a leaning away from the moment. Its dynamic is not unlike that of strong desire except that fear leans backward into the last safe moment while desire leans forward toward the next possibility of satisfaction. Each lacks presence. (29)”
Stephen Levine, A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

Steve Maraboli
“The future is greatly different than your life now, the actions that you take must also be greatly different. You cannot do the same thing and get something different.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Alaric Hutchinson
“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.”
Alaric Hutchinson

Cara Black
“The past informs the present. Memory makes the map we carry, no matter how hard we try to erase it.”
Cara Black, Murder in the Bastille

Ron Rash
“Nothing is but what is now”
Ron Rash, Serena

Franz Kafka
“The Expulsion from Paradise is eternal in its principal aspect: this makes it irrevocable, and our living in this world inevitable, but the eternal nature of the process has the effect that not only could we remain forever in Paradise, but that we are currently there, whether we know it or not.”
Franz Kafka, The Zürau Aphorisms

Waylon H. Lewis
“I would like to go to sleep each night by thanking you for being with me,

And wake each morning pleasantly surprised to find you are in my life,

I would like to feel admiration for the littlest things you do, and how,

and how you look others in the eyes, openly, with affection, sparkling but strong.

Forever is not important to me, but this is.”
Waylon H. Lewis, Things I Would Like To Do With You

Germany Kent
“Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.”
Germany Kent

Kristin Neff
“Happiness is not dependent on circumstances being exactly as we want them to be, or on ourselves being exactly as we’d like to be. Rather, happiness stems from loving ourselves and our lives exactly as they are, knowing that joy and pain, strength and weakness, glory and failure are all essential to the full human experience.”
Kristin Neff

Abhijit Naskar
“Time is basically an illusion created by the mind to aid in our sense of temporal presence in the vast ocean of space. Without the neurons to create a virtual perception of the past and the future based on all our experiences, there is no actual existence of the past and the future. All that there is, is the present.”
Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost

Daniel Mangena
“Instead of forcing yourself to feel positive, allow yourself to be present in the now”
Daniel Mangena, Stepping Beyond Intention

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Your words, thoughts, intentions and actions today are your best hope, comfort, building blocks and insurance for tomorrow. But it is now alone that is guaranteed – tomorrow is a dream, a maybe a potential gift. It’s now - not tomorrow - where happiness and fulfilment live...awaiting your discovery. It’s all this that will make each extra day that may arrive extra special and rich.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

William Landay
“It was a limitation of human consciousness: We live only in the future and past, we cannot perceive now. Now occupies no space, a hypothetical gap between future and past. Only an exceptional few could feel now athletes and jazzmen and, yes, thieves...”
William Landay, The Strangler

“Freedom, joy or bliss doesn't come from the situation that we think we should be, but it derives from the one that we are already in.”
Aditya Ajmera

Amit Ray
“If you want to conquer overthinking, bring your mind to the present moment and reconnect it with the immediate world.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

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